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Leisa DeCarlo-Taylor

Ballet, Modern

Leisa DeCarlo-Taylor is a New York-based dancer, choreographer, educator, and certified Pilates instructor. As a performer, Leisa has toured nationally and internationally, working with pillars in the field such as Lorry May, Vera J. Blaine, Noa Zuk, Ohad Fishof, Jacqulyn Buglisi, Bebe Miller, Hernando Cortez, Julia Ehrstrand, Zvi Gotheimer, Susan Van Pelt Petry, Ann Sofie Clemmensen, and Abby Zbikowski, in addition to performing in timeless works by Ulysses Dove, Yvonne Rainer, and Anna Sokolow. Throughout her career, Leisa has had the immense opportunity to work and perform with companies such as Verb Ballets, Buglisi Dance Theatre at Lincoln Center, ZviDance, Columbus Moving Company, Impact Movement Collective, Cleveland Dance Academy, NACHMO, and Ohio Dance Theatre in the Youth America Grand Prix, among others, as well as in dance-for-camera films including: Targeted Advertising, directed and filmed by Mitchell Rose/choreographed by Susan Hadley; At Fault, directed and choreographed by Effy Grey; Impersistence by Jessica Cavendar; and in Pelotonia commercial Cancer-Free World. In 2014, Leisa toured and performed in China as an American cultural ambassador, where she led movement workshops at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Wuhan University in Hubei Province, Northeast Normal University in Changchun, and Shanghai University, conducting international research later exhibited at the Denman Research Forum.